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June 27 Lava Flow Update – 11/6/14

November 6, 2014, 11:32 AM HST
* Updated November 6, 11:34 AM
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Having not advanced in six days, the June 27 lava flow remains stalled in a residential area 480 feet from Pahoa Village Road with minimum activity.

According to Hawai’i County Civil Defense’s morning assessment, signs of inflation continue to show on the flow pad, leading to the possibility of breakouts and enhanced activity.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory conducted visual and thermal observations during a Wednesday overflight, confirming that the leading tip of the flow has not advanced beyond where it was stalled last week.

Civil Defense’s morning overflight noted breakouts in the upslope areas remain approximately .7 to 1.5 miles above the Apa’a Street area and along the north side of the flow. The breakouts are moving in a north-northeast direction.

Active burning is occurring along the flow edges in the areas of the cemetery and above the transfer station, although it is limited to vegetation that is in direct contact with the flow.

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Smoke conditions are light with variable winds, but have the possibility of increasing in some areas. Residents in the downwind area who have a history of respiratory issues are advised take necessary precautions.

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Residents in the area will remain on an evacuation notice, even though current flow activity has decreased, and will continue to be kept informed of the flow status and advancement.

The road closure of Pahoa Village Road between Apa’a Street and the Post Office Road remains in effect.

Civil Defense, along with public safety personnel, will continue to maintain close observation of flow activity around the clock.

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